Facts About Diarrhea in Kids

  • Which of these statements about diarrhea in children is true?

     

    A. Mild diarrhea almost always clears up in a few days

     

    B. Diarrhea can make kids feel weak and “dried out.”

     

    C. Diarrhea can cause unhealthy weight loss

     

    D. All of the above

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  • It can be hard to tell if a baby has diarrhea.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which of these can cause diarrhea in children?

     

    A. A stomach illness

     

    B. Antibiotics

     

    C. Certain foods

     

    D. Cancer treatment

     

    E. All of the above

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  • Diarrhea can irritate a baby’s skin. What will help prevent a rash?

     

    A. Change the infant’s diapers often

     

    B. Use a diaper ointment or cream

     

    C. Avoid wipes that have alcohol or perfume

     

    D. Comfort your baby as much as possible

     

    E. A, B, and C

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  • Children with diarrhea can drink which of the following to replace lost fluids?

     

    A. Watered-down sports drinks, such as Gatorade

     

    B. Clear liquids

     

    C. Special over-the-counter fluids and frozen freezer pops made for children with diarrhea

     

    D. Breast milk, Pedialyte, or watered-down formula (for infants)

     

    E. All of the above

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  • There is no "best" diet for children with diarrhea.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Yogurt with live active cultures may help children whose diarrhea is caused by:

     

    A. The stomach flu

     

    B. A cold

     

    C. Antibiotics

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  • Which of the following is a sign your child needs more fluids?

     

    A. Not urinating for more than six hours

     

    B. Dark yellow urine

     

    C. Dry eyes with fewer or no tears

     

    D. Dry tongue and inside of mouth

     

    E. All of the above

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  • Children can avoid getting diarrhea when traveling out of the country by only drinking:

     

    A. Water from the tap in the hotel

     

    B. Bottled water

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  • This healthy habit can lower the risk for illnesses that cause diarrhea:

     

    A. Washing your hands a lot, especially after using the bathroom and before eating

     

    B. Using alcohol-based hand gel often

     

    C. Teaching children to not put objects in their mouth

     

    D. All of the above

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